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Ala of nose

Ala of nose
Cartilages of the nose, seen from side (ala of the nose visible but not labeled)
Details
Latin Ala nasi
Superior labial
Identifiers
Gray's p.992
Dorlands
/Elsevier
a_21/12118060
Anatomical terminology

The ala of the nose (wing of the nose) is the lateral surface of the external nose, cartilagenous in makeup, and flares out to form a rounded eminence around the nostril. It is elevated by the levator labii superioris alaeque nasi muscle and receives sensory innervation by the maxillary division of the trigeminal nerve.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ Cruveilhier, Jean (1844). The Anatomy of the Human Body. Harper & Brothers. Retrieved 2013-05-09. 

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

External links

wing+of+nose at eMedicine Dictionary


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